A NEW appointment has been made to the Port of Milford Haven's board.

Tim Bownes has been announced as executive board member.

Mr Bownes, who is the Port’s engineering director, has a wide range of experience covering ports and the construction industry both in the UK and overseas, including work in environmentally sensitive areas.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and in 1997 was appointed Chief Engineer of Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, taking responsibility for a wide range of projects and maintenance activities for the group’s ports at Liverpool, Birkenhead, Heysham, Sheerness and Chatham.

While in Liverpool, Mr Bownes was responsible for the consenting and construction of the Twelve Quays ferry terminal and for obtaining consent for the in-river terminal now known as Liverpool 2. He has also worked on the Doha New Port in Qatar, a new coastguard harbour near Muscat in Oman and a new port on Boubyan Island in Kuwait.

Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven, Peter Jones, welcomed the appointment.

“We are at an exciting point in our diversification strategy and plans to develop Milford Waterfront and Pembroke Port are now progressing at a pace. Tim will bring specialist advice in terms of infrastructure planning and development as we develop these assets alongside our operation as a thriving deep water port,” he said.